Illinois Route 51 Coalition
The Route 51 Coalition consists
of citizens representing various government entities, business interests,
labor organizations, and interested individuals along the 99-mile long
section of U.S. Route 51 from I-72 (Decatur, Illinois) to I-64 (Centralia,
Progress & Improvements to Route 51
US 51 from 1.5 miles north of Assumption to 2.7 miles north of Illinois 16 is scheduled for improvements to include:
- paving and grading for a 4-lane expressway for 8.3 miles
- two new bridges
- a bridge widening
- a new culvert
- a culvert replacement
- land acquisition
- utility adjustments
These improvements are programmed during FY 2010-2015 at a cost of $54 million.
Of this total, land acquisition is programmed in FY 2010 at a cost of $2.8 million as part of the Illinois Jobs Now! project.